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  • Classic Wine Festival in Gozo

    Classic Wine Festival in Gozo

    For the 14th year, Delicata will be holding its Classic Wine Festival at the scenic garden Ġnien il-Kunsill in Nadur on August 19, 20 and 21 from 7pm until midnight in a celebration of wines, food and live entertainment. There will be over 20...

  • Solid action and engaging leads

    Solid action and engaging leads

    NerveDirector: Henry Joost, Ariel SchulmanStars: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily MeadeDuration: 96 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Pokémon Go has taken a large segment of the game-playing world by storm, with reportedly over 100 million people...

  • Bad Behaviour

    Bad Behaviour

    Mike and Dave Need Wedding DatesDirector: Jake SzymanskiWriters: Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’BrienStars: Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna KendrickDuration: 98 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave’s (Zac Efron) younger sister,...

  • Five reasons Stranger Things is best thing to hit TV screens this summer

    Five reasons Stranger Things is best thing to hit TV screens this summer

    The soundtrack It’s the 1980s, so do expect a lot of heavy synth. And by a lot, I mean that the original credit sequence by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, part of US group Survive, would put the likes of Kraftwerk to shame. Cheesy? Sure, but it works.

  • Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in Star Wars, dead at 81

    Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in Star Wars, dead at 81

    British Star Wars actor Kenny Baker, who played the robot R2-D2 in six of the films, has died aged 81, Baker's niece told the BBC on Saturday. Baker, who was three feet, eight inches tall, had suffered from a long illness, his relative said. In...

  • Fans attack singer for sharing Zika virus 'joke' video

    Fans attack singer for sharing Zika virus 'joke' video

    Singer Demi Lovato has come under fire from fans for sharing a video of her mother joking about the Zika virus. The 23-year-old shared a clip of her mother Dianna Hart, who could be seen drinking alcohol, on her Snapchat story, in which she said:...

  • Local filmmakers to get €250,000 in extra funding

    Local filmmakers to get €250,000 in extra funding

    A special edition of the Malta Film Fund will be opened in September, in a bid to encourage local filmmakers to produce original content in the run-up to Malta's EU presidency and Valletta 2018 Capital of Culture stint. New and established...

  • Pjazza Teatru Rjal on the lookout for next year's cultural stars

    Pjazza Teatru Rjal on the lookout for next year's cultural stars

    One of Valletta's leading theatres has launched a call for proposals for its 2017 artistic calendar.  Pjazza Teatru Rjal is urging individuals, theatre, dance or performance companies, cultural entities, private organisations and anyone else...

  • Female-driven Ocean’s Eight

    Female-driven Ocean’s Eight

    Pop star Rihanna along with actresses Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter are in talks to join Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in a female-driven spin-off of the Ocean’s Eleven crime caper franchise, Hollywood trade publications reported on...

  • Rare typo adds to value of Harry Potter 1st edition

    Rare typo adds to value of Harry Potter 1st edition

    A first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone containing a rare error is expected to fetch up to £20,000 when it goes on sale. The edition is one of only 500 hardback copies printed which contains the mistake on page 53 of the...

  • Dope sounds: Police investigate cannabis festival - over music licence

    Dope sounds: Police investigate cannabis festival - over music licence

    Organisers of a cannabis festival which attracted 700 visitors are being investigated by police - for not having the right music licence. Campers at an event organised by Teesside Cannabis Club in Redcar enjoyed a weekend of food, music and -...

  • Bakermat's Circus at Cafe del Mar on Sunday

    After an absolute sell out 2015 world tour, including a show in Paris at the legendary L'Olympia, and just three weeks after hosting his own stage at Tomorrowland, Bakermat will be returning to Malta on Sunday with his personal concept, The...

  • Graceland to have guests

    Graceland to have guests

    Elvis Presley’s dream of building a guest house at his Graceland property is about to come true. The Guest House at Graceland is a six-storey, 450-room hotel which will open on October 27 just steps from Presley’s former home in Memphis. The...

  • Ed Sheeran faces copyright lawsuit over hit song Thinking Out Loud

    Heirs of the composer for Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On sued British musician Ed Sheeran, claiming his hit song Thinking Out Loud copies core elements of the late soul singer’s 1973 track. The copyright infringement lawsuit was filed by the heirs...

  • How St Lawrence confirmed Malta’s European identity

    How St Lawrence confirmed Malta’s European identity

    On the feast day of St Lawrence, Lino Bugeja tells how Vittoriosa adopted its patron saint and how the church’s treasures put Malta firmly within Europe’s artistic mainstream. Tonight, as the sky is pierced by brilliant showers of shooting stars...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    The Shallows (2016)Genre: ThrillerCertification: 12Duration: 86 minutesDirected by: Jaume Collet-SerraStarring: Blake Lively, Brett Cullen, Sedona Legge, Janelle BaileyKRS Releasing Ltd Years after the last films about a shark attack story (Dark...

  • Too old to rap, Bow Wow retires

    Too old to rap, Bow Wow retires

    US rapper Bow Wow has announced he is retiring from music, saying he has made over $20 million and doesn’t see himself rapping as a 30-year-old. Bow Wow, 29, who found fame at the age of 13 as Lil’ Bow Wow, said in a series of Twitter messages on...

  • Robert De Niro to open Sarajevo film festival

    The Sarajevo Film Festival will honour two-time Oscar-winning US actor and producer Robert De Niro with a lifetime achievement award on its opening night on Friday. “We are honoured to have Robert De Niro as the first recipient of the Honorary...

  • Harry Potter anniversary at British Library

    The British Library – home to the Magna Carta and Shakespeare’s First Folio – has announced a new exhibition on Harry Potter. Opening in autumn next year, the show will mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter And the...

  • Jazz Do returns in September

    Jazz Do returns to Mġarr, Gozo on September 3. The fourth edition of the concert will start at 8.30pm. Entrance is free of charge. Musicians include Dominic Galea,Sammy Murgo, Mario Aquilina, Noel Grech and Vinny Vella Junior, Anthony Saliba,...